The Rift Between President Trump and AG Sessions is Very Real and Very Valid…

When President Trump made his initial remarks reflecting disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions it was initially unnerving.  The subsequent fallout from the public criticism has united the NeverTrump crowd, Cruzbots and professionally GOPe, to defend the honor of the much beloved former Senator.   The opportunity to bash Trump is simply an ancillary benefit.

Conversely, the MAGA community has largely portrayed the rift as if the Presidential critique was part of a larger strategy between the President and Attorney General. If we wait long enough some mysterious master plan is eventually to be discovered.

However, the subsequent POTUS tweets and comments do not indicate any joint strategy at all.  What they do actually show is a genuine disappointment and frustration with the focus of Jeff Sessions; and the cabinet member’s apparent unwillingness to confront the corruption within the DOJ and by extension the larger DC swamp.

It is not accidental the frustration and disappointment surface as the various opposition groups to the Trump presidency begin to target the entire Trump family.   Despite some opinion to the contrary, Donald Trump does have a nuclear trigger point; target his family and you’ll find it quick.  Just ask anyone who has known him for any substantive amount of time.

President Trump affirms his ‘confidence’ in Jeff Sessions’ ability to do the swamp draining and simultaneously expresses ‘disappointment’ that AG Sessions chooses not to.

Confidence and disappointment are not mutually exclusive sentiments.

Under the former administration the Department of Justice was weaponized politically and legally by the executive branch against ordinary American citizens.  A political example was the joint effort between the DOJ and IRS to target political opposition, the Tea Party and organizations like True the Vote.

The legal examples of DOJ weaponization extend from “Fast and Furious” gun running ops to the targeting of the manufacturer of Gibson Guitar, and to legal cases involving local police departments like Ferguson Missouri, Baltimore Maryland and individuals like George Zimmerman.  These are only a few examples; there are many more.

Attorneys’ General Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder did not participate in these examples alone.  Under their guidance there exists a myriad of corrupt officials, black hats within the DOJ, who participated in all aspects of the weaponization and the outcomes therein.

This underlying corrupt architecture is what Jeff Sessions is choosing to ignore.  This is the source of Trump’s frustration and disappointment.  These deep state black hats within the DOJ are transparently not being confronted; meanwhile AG Sessions is running around the country with Rod Rosenstein holding pressers and proclaiming victories.

Yes, it’s great to finally have a law enforcement agenda with border policy, drug enforcement, and the capture of criminal enterprises with pedophile rings and human trafficking.  Yes, all of that is great – sans the ridiculous civil asset forfeiture continuance.

However, there’s a larger issue at DOJ central where the refusal to confront the corrupt aspects within the organization only serves to fuel and enable the continuance of a corrupt swamp in Washington DC.

Examples: Where’s the justice upon those who weaponized the IRS?  Where’s the investigation into the leaking of classified information?  There is a great deal that should be dealt with and accompanying messages delivered. Alas…  The behavior of the swamp today is the same behavior of the swamp on January 19th.   The corrupt administrative state is thus far unaffected.  Why?

To make matters more urgent, the corrupt institutional system that AG Sessions is apparently refusing to confront are now targeting the personal family of the presidency.  What usefulness is there in winning the small stuff if Sessions is refusing to confront the larger and more dangerous systemic corruption.

Trump is shouting “broken arrow” into the handset and the response is ::::static:::::!

President Trump is an existential threat to the entire apparatus of the DC swamp. And so far AG Sessions appears content to ignore, or at best is prioritizing confrontation with the swamp at a much lower level of importance.

The commentary by President Trump should be considered against the totality of this backdrop.  Winter is here; the time for confrontation is now. Mild mannerisms are not a valuable skill-set when engaged in epic confrontation.  President Trump was not elected to nibble around the edges nor does his possess such a tempered disposition toward half-measures leaving the effort to someone else.  Sessions needs to get tough.

As a consequence, President Trump won’t let up on the pressure being applied to Jeff Sessions until the Attorney General agrees to clean his own house (and neighborhood) before journeying off to distant needs and righteous law enforcement endeavors.  The most important battle is in Washington DC.

So long as Sessions ignores the need to confront the swamp draining the pressure from Trump will remain.  Notice POTUS is not telling Sessions what to do, he is merely stating his opinion on what action is not being done.  Again, it’s not about AG Jeff Sessions, the issue is with action not being taken, the outcomes or results.

Sometimes it becomes necessary to accept that not all people have the inherent ability to confront adversarial issues.  Trump is asking AG Sessions to confront a system that Senator Sessions is very familiar with; yet there is no progress.

Why Public?  Well, according to the recently espoused rules provided by congress, media and the swamp hierarchy, the President is not allowed to speak privately to his attorney general lest he be guilty of some nefarious collusion type thing.  Yes, that is an absurd presentation by all the aforementioned groups; alas it is the reality of their narrative.

Rather than feed the media cycle with dictator Trump and the secret nefarious collusion narrative, President Trump just applies the swamp rules of communication and states publicly what he would state privately.   The message is the same, perhaps with a modicum of generalized nuance as a result of each public messaging format.

Eventually, if the historic track repeats, Jeff Sessions will tender his resignation and an important heart-to-heart meeting of purpose will follow.

Whether that resignation is accepted or not will be entirely dependent on the disposition and willingness of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to confront the corrupt enterprise that has encircled Washington DC and metastasized its bile.

The Attorney General might not actually possess the skills, the instincts, to lead that disinfecting endeavor; or he might simply not desire to participate in an epic battle of such a politically adversarial nature.  After all, he was/is familiar with all of these people.

Winter is here.

The choice will ultimately be his.

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1,130 Responses to The Rift Between President Trump and AG Sessions is Very Real and Very Valid…

  1. Katherine McCoun says:

    Sessions just can’t be the one that the GOPe/Uniparty put in place to get very close to President Trump only to knife him in the end, can he!?! When this thought occurred to me I immediately dismissed but it came back. A Brutus? No! surely not. Sessions track record is excellent on the issues of the Trump agenda. Could he be being used that way and not even know it? Let himself be paralyzed, side tracked from important issues? I still don’t believe this and think that Sessions is working over time behind the scenes and just not flashy in all that is underway. Trust and faith in him that he just can’t tell Trump all as it would damaging to the results as far as appearances.

    I have always wondered about RNC staff, former GOPe players and former Bush staff as well as Obama holdovers. I have never wondered about Sessions in this way before and have tuned out most of the comments re Sessions. I still 99% have faith in him and tentatively hold on to the thought of let Sessions be Sessions, work in his own style and professionalism discretely behind the scenes. But I am now having a few doubts.

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  2. SharkFL says:

    Sundance for AG

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  3. Pam says:

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    • kriseton says:

      Again, see what I said about Rush yesterday? He is not the end-all, be-all of analysis. I was saying this yesterday and the day before and the day before that. Sigh…

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      Rush has been wrong on Trump more than he has been right.

      For all we know PTrump may have asked for Session’s resignation and Sessions refused. P Trump does not want to fire his AG for obvious reasons.

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      • kriseton says:

        He was never going to fire Sessions. You think Sessions just happened to get a report ready on leakers in a week? Come on, this was in the works for MONTHS. Trump probably used the NYT and the tweets as a signal to Sessions: put the report out now, start the arrests now. Sessions is not in the dog house, never was.

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      • DD More says:

        Other way around – Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign his position at one point in recent months, according to two people close to the White House. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
        By Robert Costa and Sari Horwitz June 6, 2017

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        • ditzee58 says:

          Not sure how to post a picture, so I’ll just quote Bill Mitchell’s tweet,
          “If we wanted a President who valued politeness over bold leadership, we’d have voted for Jeb.”.

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      • Cruella says:

        Bob T: Yes, about Rush. He is now fighting for relevance with the onset of much younger sharper competition. Rush betrayed his base when he was coming up by pandering to the Globalists. I remember so clearly when he mocked some in the movement as the “black helicopter crowd”….This was right after he had signed a 10(?) year $100million dollar deal. – ha So obvious what was going on. ……was about in the early 90’s.
        I still have two sharp questions in my mind about Sessions:
        1) why did he recuse himself??!! &
        2) why is he not going after the real law breakers where there is real evidence??!!
        Nobody is ever theorizing about those answers.
        His priorities are all catawampus ! ……….Why ?

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  4. tempo150101 says:

    They keep dropping bread crumbs, and tonight I found out what the significance of July 27th is. It is the day when Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention.

    He is summarily executed along with 21 members of his cabal the next day. And he was a leftist.

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robespierre-overthrown-in-france

    July 27th was intentionally picked because of the historical significance of that date, and the symbolism and parallels between what is going to be going down and what happened during the French Revolution. A lot of money is missing and a lot of people in the Middle East were needlessly murdered. And in both events, leftists were behind the lawlessness.

    P. P. S. Last night on The Five they were talking about Trump’s row with Sessions. You could tell they were faking It when they were trying to gin up Trump’s faux hatred for Jeff Sessions and how mad Trump is at him. In other words, reading between the lines they know what’s going down on the 27th.

    One post said that the perp walks start at 6 a.m. with minor figures to be arrested the next day. I wasn’t clear on whether he was referring to the 27th, or whether the arrests were going to occur today.

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    • kriseton says:

      What ‘post’ are you referring to here about the perp walk? Would like to read for myself. Thanks.

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    • I just read your url…if this is the case, the Anwan brothers HOLD all the keys to the servers and everything else. Also, the FBI and Federal Marshall’s Service have everyone under surveillance…The reason why I say this…They caught Anwan trying to leave the country…now bring that forward. The Obama’s are in Chicago town for unveiling of his library!!! Betcha’ the boxes get transported overnight on Federal Marshal’s plane…MAGA…Lean into Treepers, they Lion is bringing the house down!!! HOOO RAY!!!

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    • Kathy says:

      Another historical tidbit … On July 27, 1974, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed Impeachment Article 1, charging President Richard Nixon with obstruction of justice. http://constitution.com/today-july-27-1974-president-nixon-impeached/

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  5. saintoil says:

    Agree with Sundance 100%. How could Trump be happy with sessions when his own family is suffering because of his self protective quick recusal. We all good snookered by Sessions. He’s not going to put his buddies in jail.

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  6. Sedanka says:

    From Bill Mitchell Twitter timeline
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFrPyjMXoAEad3Q.jpg:large

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  7. snowchaser says:

    I think it’s very simple. We are the boss of the country, and we hired Trump to fix things. He appointed Sessions and Sessions isn’t doing as good a job as Trump had hoped so Trump is telling his boss (the American people) with full transparance what he thinks the problem is. Hopefully Mr. Sessions will step-up and do the job he was hired to do.

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  8. cyn3wulf says:

    A well presented case. Can’t decide if Sundance is correct here or if Thomas Wictor is. Time will tell. Here’s Wictor’s thoughts (there’s a whole tweet thread):

    And here’s another:

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  9. Curry Worsham says:

    The question is: Is Sundance part of the decoy operation? Shhhhh!
    #OperationFortitude

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    • Warrior1 says:

      I have to fully agree with sundance that this trump-sessions dialogue is very weird. I guess we will find out what is really going on sometime in the future. In the meantime it is entertaining rying to,guess whats up and whats down. The proposal by mo brooks re senator sessions adds even more weirdness to the scene.

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  10. sundance says:

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  11. Trumpire says:

    What some people are missing especially the “it’s 4D chess” people is that when Trump puts cheese in the maze he doesn’t lie.

    He might want people focused on over X so he can get things done in place Z. But he doesn’t lie about the issue in place X to do it. The issue in place X might just be more of a lower priority to him but he

    Ex. He might get people riled up over McCain, but he’s not lying about McCain. It just suits him to have the attention focused over there.

    Trump never lies. That’s the thing. He really have never publically lied that I can recall.

    He is legitimately and correctly pissed about Sessions.

    Some people just don’t understand the severity of Sessions actions and inactions.

    Again, Trump – the innocent party – is the only one who is being investigated. That is unreal.

    But the topper is – and it’s a doosie – THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY CRIMES. Never, never, never has there been an investigation set in motion with out probable cause. This is worse than banana republic stuff. This is old Soviet Union stuff.

    Guilty until proven innocent.

    Sessions rolled over for the enemy. Even Alan Dershowitz said he need not have recused himself.

    1) Recusing himself
    2) Not informing his boss first
    3) Not conferring with his deputy explain that no special investigation should take place as there was no evidence.
    4) Not conferring and making sure his deputy wouldn’t roll over the way he did.

    He’s done untold damage to us.

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    • Trumpire says:

      And it’s clear Trump wanted afforded some small dignity to Sessions and let him resign instead of being fired but Sessions – just like every other Republican – has nerves of steel when it comes to fighting with their bosses (Republican voters & Trump) but turn into jelly fish when their real masters, Democrats, crack the whip.

      He’ll stand strong against his bosses wishes for him to resign but he’ll roll over and play dead like a well trained dog for the deep state and his honorable friends on the other side of the aisle.

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    • Trumpire says:

      And I believe that Trump is doing all this pubically instead of behind closed doors because he doesn’t trust Sessions anymore. I mean really would you? I don’t trust Sessions any longer.

      Trump is probably mystified as Session was not only with him on the trail he was an advisor too and when they went after Sessions and the Russian Amb. he would think, “See Jeff understands what it’s like to be falsely accused.”

      Instead, Sessions who was falsely accused appears to give credence that something happened when he didn’t vociferously defend not only himself but Trump too.

      Seriously, the betrayal of trust is astounding. I wouldn’t want to privately meet with Sessions again and if I couldn’t have private conversations with my AG why would I want him around? I wouldn’t.

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      • Howie says:

        Trump is going to have to fight them by himself I think. Nobody in the crooked congress will back him. DOJ will not help, they are Deep State command and control.. It’s looks like a coup, not biz as usual

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        • Trumpire says:

          Yes. And that is why AG is such a key position. And why Sessions actions and inactions are a total disaster.

          And to all the people who say are acting like Trump wants Sessions to do illegal things like Holder and Lynch are so seriously wrong. Sessions is aiding and abetting the criminals by letting them continue their activities by turning a blind eye to them and letting Trump, the innocent party, take the hits.

          There should be no Russian investigation to begin with and if there was one it should be about illegal unmasking of American citizens, the illegal wiretapping, the illegal leaks, the illegal campaign spying, the illegal use of the NSA, FBI and DOJ. The list is endless but Sessions has to think about his perceived honor while the real criminals are drinking champagne on mega-billionaire yachts and negotiating their latest money laundering book deals.

          Brennan, one of the co-conspirators was advocating a coup on television. Another first in a long line of firsts. He should be in prison for sedition at this very moment. This is not some low level person just mindlessly spouting stuff, this is the former head of the CIA.

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          • psadie says:

            I wonder WHY Sessions NEVER told PTrump that he was going to recuse? What was that all about…Trump found out AFTER he did it!

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            • Curry Worsham says:

              But it’s not true. Sessions said he would recuse in the confirmation hearing.
              Decoy operations are all about deceit.

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      • kp3ace says:

        Didn’t it say somewhere upthread that the President and AG weren’t allowed to discuss anything in private.

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  12. ditzee58 says:

    I know this goes against sundance’s op but wondering what y’all think about thie Bill Mitchell tweet:

    “Sessions and Trump have been rope-a-dopin’ the Democrats into dropping their guard. It’s about to get ugly for #DeepState.”

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  13. Kathy says:

    The President’s “AG” tweets unleashed a chorus of praise for Jeff Sessions — from every hall of Congress and across the MSM. Consequently, when the AG announces the criminal leak investigations (supposedly in a few days), these folks will look like idiots if they try to sing a different tune.

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  14. Howie says:

    Deep State is half GOP. The Swamp wars are on. Either they get Trump or he gets them.

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  15. Larry says:

    I’m all ears. I’m waiting to hear a valid reason for airing this whole Jeff Sessions thing in public….

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  16. Donna in Oregon says:

    More Palace Intrigue…….sigh

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  17. Bubba says:

    There is no 4D chess here on Trump’s part. Trump would not play 4D chess games with the reputation of a close ally/AG. That would hurt his AG in future situations. That would not engender trust among other Cabinet members & Trump either.

    This is simple. Trump cannot trust Sessions anymore. It doesn’t matter why the trust is gone – whether Sessions is compromised or weak or a Brutus. What matters is that Trump wants Sessions out. He’s doing this publicly because he can’t meet with Sessions privately anymore. Trump can’t afford another Comey situation with he said/he said and memos and leaks.

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  18. Larry says:

    In my opinion, this article in no way made the case for the way this situation is being handled. Respectively, I think the article was mainly a bunch of redundant paragraphs.

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